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Posted on September 23, 2008

World class Virginia noise makers LAMB OF GOD are thrilled to announce they will be co-headlining the second Metal Hammer Defenders Of The Faith tour with DIMMU BORGIR. Set to hit 5 UK towns in February 2009, the shows will be opened each night by FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, with special guests TBC shortly. Lamb Of God will close each night.

All dates are all ages, though under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Heavy metal will reign at:

Wed 11th Feb – BRISTOL Academy
Thu 12th Feb – BIRMINGHAM Academy
Fri 13th Feb – MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 14th Feb – LONDON Brixton Academy
Sun 15th Feb – GLASGOW Academy

Tickets will be pre-sold from 10am Wed 24th Sept at www.metalhammer.co.uk. General sale begins 9am Fri 26th Sept, when you will be able to buy from:

www.seetickets.com (0871 230 5576)
www.ticketweb.co.uk (0844 477 2000)
www.ticketmaster.co.uk (0844 847 2401)
www.ticketline.co.uk (0844 888 91 88)
www.stargreen.com (0207 734 8932)

Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas says, “Metal Hammer is proud to see another crusading Defenders Of The Faith line up take shape on the back of last year’s roaring success. We always knew we wanted a heavy lineup, but putting Lamb Of God’s red blooded riff-fest up against Dimmu Borgir’s black metal from darkest Norway? Brace yourselves.”

LAMB OF GOD are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to their widely acclaimed Sacrament record. The band are utilizing two studio webcams to post footage from the drum room and the mixing desk on their official website www.lamb-of-god.com. The as-yet-untitled album is planned for February 2009. Their revealing double-DVD Walk With Me In Hell, featuring over five hours of footage, is out now. LAMB OF GOD will tour the USA in December as special guests of METALLICA. Kirk Hammett (guitar, Metallica) told Kerrang! recently, “I fucking love Lamb Of God! I’ve been a fan of theirs for a few years now…it’ll be great to see them play some of these songs live.”


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